Monday, 22 August 2011
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Yesterday, August 9 was Singapore's 46th National Day. Being in this country, for just a little over a month, don't expect any pronouncements of patriotism, allegiance or any flag-waving, flag-tattooing-in-the-face from me.
Raclette refers to a type of meal whose main food is Raclette Cheese from Switzerland. More than a meal, it's actually a ceremony in itself.
The Cheese is melted, right on the table with a special grill. As soon as it's gooey, it's poured over slices of baked potatoes; and you eat it, while hot, with pickled gerkins, tiny onions, grapes, and/ or salami.
Everything is washed down with your choice of Red or White Wine.
Each serving look tiny (two bites) but the cheese and meat is flavorful. After about 7 servings, we were too full and tipsy to move. For desserts, we brought Ferrero chocolates in 3flavors (dark, milk and white coconut chocolates).
Best experienced with great music, good friends who have lots of interesting conversations.
Till next time !!!
Still a tourist, not yet a National.
This was taken outside the City Gallery along Marina Bay Sands.